Thursday, May 31, 2007

so i went to the OB/GYN yesterday and my blood pressure is not a problem... yet. i need to take my blood pressure few times a week so it doesn't go up while i don't notice it. i still could get pregnancy induced hypertension also. so for now we are still in good health. next OB appointment is june 22nd. i probably won't have too much to report until then.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

tomorrow i'm off to the doctors to get my blood pressure evaluated. prayers please! :D
today's blood pressure (taken at physical for CYS... 1 test) 112/84 (supposedly still good ^^)
yesterday's blood pressure (after 4 tests) 114/62

Saturday, May 26, 2007

today's avg blood pressure (after 4 tests) 120/72
i took my blood pressure on thursday night and it was back to normal (119/62 avg of three tests) so... i have no idea why it spiked to 138/91 that morning. i am going to watch my diet carefully to make sure its ok. i still need to take the tests for a couple more days now.

so we called everyone tell them of the good news. my dad already asked if we knew the sex of the baby (haha we won't know for another 12 weeks) and paul's dad said that january is a long ways off (it is!! i can't wait either). i could already feel the grandkid spoilage vibes over the phone. everyone tells me to stay home, warm, and take care of myself... i feel so great that i feel like i don't need to slow down.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

this weekend we spread the good news :D
i went to my prenatal paperwork meeting today. WHEW so many papers to sign!! they had to take like 8 vials of blood... good thing i LOVE needles. haha.

i learned at this 'prescreening' that i am currently having blood pressure problems. i am hoping this is because i am in high altitude... but its is pretty high up there. its 139/91 which is borderline stage 1 hypertension. my doctor has ordered me to test over the course of the week and i have a quick appointment on the 30th to review my findings. if i do have high blood pressusre i read that there can be a lot of complications... :( please pray for me and the baby!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

i realized... taking prenatal vitamins BEFORE you're pregnant, discussing names of the baby before the pregnancy (which we did) and then timing your pregnancy to coincide with paul's deployment is pretty much a PLANNED pregnancy. doh. ><
i'm pregnant! it is an exciting time for us. we didn't really plan for him/her but we knew there was a possibility of happening and well here it is! we are SO ready! i am SO excited! so here is my pregnancy blog.

i currently do not feel pregnant at all... maybe more tired than usual and a little irritable (although paul will probably have a much different opinion) no morning sickness, just a small bout of nausea but its been due to the fact that i get VERY HUNGRY (i've been eating so much but i haven't gained weight) very easily! i've been eating spicy foods lately... not exactly craving it but i end up eating spicy foods... you know the wives tales say thats a sign that the baby will be a boy.

we've already decided on names.

jake masashi yoshimoto
lilia shizumi yoshimoto

i already had a dream about signing 'jake' up for day care although i kept yelling at the lady at the desk it could be lilia or jake she just signed jake up...

Your Conception Date is: 4/20/2007 (Approximately 2 weeks before your next menstrual period)

You're in your First Trimester(weeks 1-12)
our period of greatest risk for birth defects is:
(5 to 10 weeks gestational age) 5/11/2007 to 6/15/2007
Your baby's fetal organ formation begins: 5/11/2007
Your baby's major organs have formed: 6/15/2007
Second Trimester(weeks 12-27)6/29/2007
Your risk of miscarriage decreases.
If your baby is premature, but born after this date, s/he has a chance to survive: 9/14/2007
Third Trimester(27 - 40 weeks) 10/12/2007

Your Pregnancy Due Date is (40 weeks - full term) 1/11/2008